Community Briefs – February 6, 2019

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Posted on Feb 06 2019

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MLSC to host free probate workshops
The Marianas Office of Micronesian Legal Services Corp. will be hosting a series of probate workshops. These are intended as community legal education to help people in the CNMI understand the probate process. The first workshop on Rota will be Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at 11am at the Sinapalo Youth Center and will focus on where to start for probate when a loved-one dies. The workshops are free. Call MLSC at 234-7729 for more information. (PR)

PTSA meeting for Kagman schools
This is to inform all parents, guardians, and the community that the Kagman cluster of schools will be having a Parents Teachers Students Association meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at 5:3pm in the Kagman High School cafeteria. Call the schools at 237-3921, 664-4100, or 664-3911 if you have any questions or concerns. (PR)

Saipan chamber meeting today
The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will hold its February general membership meeting today, Feb. 6, at Kanoa Resort’s Seaside Hall. Guest speakers include Commonwealth Utilities Corp. executive director Gary Camacho, who will provide updates and present short-term and long-term recovery plan, and lawyer George Hasselback, who will sharing his expertise on H2B visa application approvals and denials as well as its impact on the CNMI’s contractor landscape.  Lunch will be available 11:30am and the meeting will begin promptly at 12pm, led by Chamber president Velma M. Palacios. Cost is $25 for members/$35 for non-members. The chamber will also welcome two new members: MJ Visions Inc., which does business as TopNotch and Phoenix Services Inc. (PR)

USDA RD rep on island tomorrow
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development representative will be on island tomorrow, Feb. 7, 2019, from 10am to 4:30pm to assist Rural Development clients. If you may have any inquiries regarding the program, stop by the Northern Marianas Housing Corp. office in Garapan. (PR)

Military trainings set
ASAN, Guam
—The U.S. Air Force and Navy will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times: 

• Feb. 6, from 12-6pm 
• Feb. 9-10, from 5-9pm 

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.
The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

Emergency power interruptions
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. would like to inform the public that there will be scheduled power interruptions on the following dates, times and locations:

Feb. 6, 2019, from 8am to 1pm
• Outage type: Sectionalized lateral outage on the Feeder 7 distribution circuit
• Village location: Marpi
• Area(s) affected: Ayuyu Drive, Marpi
• Water well(s) affected: None
• Water Interruption: None
• Wastewater lift station(s) affected: None
• Pole Replacement(s): Two

Feb. 7, 2019, from 2pm to 6pm
• Outage type: Sectionalized feeder outage on the Feeder 7 distribution circuit
• Village location: As Matuis
• Area(s) affected: Entire San Roque and As Matuis
• Water well(s) affected: Marpi Quarry Wells
• Water Interruption: Entire As Matuis, San Roque, Tanapag, and Puerto Rico
• Wastewater lift station(s) affected: SR-1, SR-2 and SR-3
• Pole Replacement(s): Three

The purpose of the emergency power interruptions is to de-energize utility lines and allow power line workers from the CUC contracting company, Primary Source Electric, to safely replace five wooden poles with concrete poles in Marpi and As Matuis villages. The emergency power interruption is part of CUC’s resiliency program aimed at hardening and strengthening the CUC power distribution system that was affected by Super Typhoon Yutu.
Because of the scale of work that will be performed, CUC asks travelers to take alternate routes or to exercise caution when driving through the working area. (PR)

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